WHAT'S ON - 09/2014

  • 70MM SCREENING: QUEST FOR FIRE

    Nathaniel Mellors will introduce the film in conversation with Rayne Booth, Programme Curator of TBG+S. 

    In partnership with Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, the IFI is pleased to present the 70mm screening of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s spectacular Quest for Fire.... Read More

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  • A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI

    This film closes on Thursday, September 18th.

    Following a character who we first meet on the periphery of a 15-person commune in Estonia, experimental filmmakers Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s first venture as co-directors is an examination... Read More

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  • AFTERNOON TALK: THE IRISH ARMY AND FILM + A BRAVEHEART DISCUSSION

    Military Historian Lar Joye (Curator of Irish Military History, National Museum of Ireland) will explore the long and colourful relationship between the Irish Army and film. His expertise stems from his current role, his former role as Head of the... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (PROGS 1 & 2 – SEPT 2014) FREE EVENT

    Join us for Free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. 

    PROGRAMME 1:

    SHANNON, PORTRAIT OF A RIVER

    A young couple take a barge along the River Shannon past beauty spots and the Shannon Industrial Estate.

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (PROGS 3 & 4 – SEPT 2014) FREE EVENT

    Join us for Free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. 

    PROGRAMME 3: LIFFEY FACES  

    A toy boat bobs along from Kippure to Poolbeg, past the Liffey Descent, Dublin quays and the Ringsend Regatta.

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROG 1 (FREE EVENT- AUG 2014)

    Join us for FREE lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. 

    We continue our investigation of the Radharc Collection of over 400 films made by a group of... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROG 1 (FREE EVENT- SEPTEMBER 2014)

    Join us for FREE lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. 

    This month our programme, Flow Gently, features some river-side films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROG 2 (FREE EVENT- SEPTEMBER 2014)

    Join us for Free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. 

    This month our programme, Flow Gently, features some river-side films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROG 3 (FREE EVENT- SEPTEMBER 2014)

    Join us for Free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    This month our programme, Flow Gently, features some river-side films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROG 4 (FREE EVENT- SEPTEMBER 2014)

    Join us for Free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    This month our programme, Flow Gently, features some river-side films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.

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  • AT BERKELEY

    This film closes on September 18th. 

    Renowned documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has spent over four decades immersed in exploring the inner workings of American institutions and At Berkeley is his 38th film. Eschewing conventional narrative and interview methods while enjoying... Read More

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  • ATTILA MARCEL

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI

    Sylvain Chomet, the wonderfully idiosyncratic creator of films such as Belleville Rendez-vous and The Illusionist, makes a first foray into live action filmmaking with Attila Marcel, in which he presents a world that is just as joyously... Read More

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  • DOWN BY LAW

    IFI CLASSIC

    This film closes on Thursday, September 18th.

    A slacker DJ kicked to the kerb by his girlfriend, a small-time, stitched-up pimp and an irritating Italian tourist struggling to learn English find themselves on the wrong side of the... Read More

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  • EDUCATION THROUGH TELEVISION: LEARNING FROM THE STORY OF ADULT LITERACY

    FREE EVENT

    As part of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week (September 23rd – 27th), the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and the IFI will present a seminar entitled Education through Television: Learning from the... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

    Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

     

    THE FILM

    Little wonder that world-renowned 85-year-old chef Jiro Ono dreams of sushi, when the proprietor of the triple-Michelin-starred Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant has been assembling the... Read More

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  • FROM THE VAULTS: BRAVEHEART

    It’s been 20 years since Mel Gibson brought Hollywood to Ireland by shooting his medieval epic on Irish soil. This powerful, historically based narrative sees iconic Scottish rebel William Wallace (Gibson), outraged by the brutality of British invaders, dedicate his... Read More

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  • HUMAN CAPITAL

    Dino (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is a real estate agent who is easily seduced by the trappings of wealth, and fancies himself as deserving of a payday. He throws his lot in with hedge-fund hawker Giovanni Bernaschi (Fabrizio Gifuni), the father of... Read More

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  • IFI & EXPERIMENTAL FILM CLUB : I LIVE IN FEAR

    Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani and Barry Kehoe will introduce the screenings.

    In their short film I Live in Fear – After March 11, artists Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani explore how people continue to deal with the... Read More

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  • IFI & INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL: SAMVIDHAAN

    Shyam Benegal, Atul Tiwari and Divya Dutta will take part in a post-screening Q&A.

    In partnership with the Indian Film Festival of Ireland, we are delighted to welcome director Shyam Benegal, writer Atul Tiwari, and actress Divya Dutta to the... Read More

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  • IFI FAMILY: WILLOW AND WIND (BEED-O BAAD)

    This wonderful and occasionally heart-stopping film from Iranian Mohammad-Ali Talebi was one of those featured in director Mark Cousins’ recent documentary, A Story of Children and Film. As a filmmaker, Talebi has directed many films for and about children, usually... Read More

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  • IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE

    This film closes on Thursday, September 25th. 

    In Hans Petter Moland’s pitch black comedy, ‘Citizen of the Year’ Nils Dickman (Stellan Skarsgård) lives a quiet life, clearing the local roads of snow. When his son is found dead from an... Read More

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  • IRELAND ON SUNDAY: THE SUFFERING KIND + HORSE

    Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

    The Director, Kevin Liddy will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

    In his long-awaited new work, The Suffering Kind, multi-award-winning director Kevin Liddy moves away from the stark Irish countryside... Read More

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  • LIFE OF CRIME

    This film closes on Thursday, September 18th.

    In a late-‘70s Detroit gripped by depression, Robbie (Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def) and partner Louis (John Hawkes) are two low rent grifters with an eye for a big score. After tailing affluent... Read More

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  • M

    IFI CLASSIC

    Fritz Lang’s first sound film made an unlikely star of Peter Lorre, and found an unlikely fan in Joseph Goebbels, although it was banned by the Nazis in 1934, when both Lorre and Lang had escaped Germany for... Read More

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  • MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

    This film closes on Thursday, October 16th.

    It’s 1928, and celebrated illusionist Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) is wowing crowds performing as Chinese magician Wei Ling Soo. After a show in Berlin, he is approached by old friend Howard (Simon McBurney),... Read More

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  • MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN

    This film closes on Thursday, September 25th. 

    Mohammad Rasoulof is a celebrated Iranian director who, along with Jafar Panahi, was jailed and banned from making films after being convicted of anti-government activities. Following the award-winning Goodbye, this is the second... Read More

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  • MAPS TO THE STARS

    This film closes on Thursday, October 16th.

    Newly released from a psychiatric hospital, Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) embarks on a Hollywood adventure, connecting with Carrie Fisher via Twitter and sparking the intrigue of Jerome (Robert Pattinson), a wannabe actor/writer and driver... Read More

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  • MYSTERY ROAD

    Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is an indigenous cop who has recently returned to his outback home town to take up a detective posting with the local police. His first case is the murder of a teenage girl, whose ravaged body... Read More

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  • NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

    Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is this month’s presentation in National Theatre Live, a series of live performances from London’s most prestigious theatres, broadcast onto cinema screens globally. Having won the Critics’ Circle award for his work on Chekhov’s... Read More

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  • NIGHT MOVES

    Three committed environmentalists are drawn together, driven by the notion of making a big statement to get their views heard in a society that has ostracised them. Josh (Jesse Eisenberg) is a brooding organic farmer who has connected with Dena... Read More

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  • OBVIOUS CHILD

    This film closes on Thursday, September 18th.

    Understandably distressed when she gets ‘dumped up with’ and then fired in quick succession, comedian Donna Stern (Parks and Recreation’s hilarious Jenny Slate) divulges all in a fairly solemn stand-up routine and then... Read More

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  • SALVATORE GIULIANO

    This film closes on Thursday, October 2nd. 

    IFI CLASSIC

    Castelvetrano, 1950. A lifeless body, riddled with bullets and drenched in blood, lies face down in a courtyard, two guns at its side. Reporters twitter around it, demanding answers from harassed... Read More

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  • STF: AI WEIWEI – THE FAKE CASE

    There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Andreas Johnsen.   IRISH PREMIERE   Returning from 81 days of solitary detention and under house arrest, China’s most celebrated and provocative artist suffers from a sleeping disorder and memory loss while Chinese authorities watch his every move. ... Read More

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  • STF: BLOOD FRUIT

    Feature-documentary award winner and crowd pleaser at the Galway Film Fleadh, Blood Fruit takes us to 1984, the height of apartheid in South Africa. Mary Manning, a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores checkout girl, refused to sell two Outspan grapefruits under direction from her union in support of the anti-apartheid struggle.... Read More

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  • STF: CONCERNING VIOLENCE

    IRISH PREMIERE

    Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson, maker of the stunning The Black Power Mixtape, returns again to the archives to create an unsettling, intelligent and overwhelming film, this time about the African liberation struggles of the ’60s and ’70s.

    Narration by ex-Fugee Lauryn Hill, drawn from... Read More

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  • STF: DOCUMENTARY INDUSTRY DAY

    IFI STRANGER THAN FICTION SPECIAL EVENTS

    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BORD SCANNÁN NA hÉIREANN/IRISH FILM BOARD

    As well as showcasing the finest original international and Irish documentary films, and providing a platform for Irish filmmakers to show their work, the festival aims to foster creative collaboration between Irish and international... Read More

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  • STF: DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

    DUBLIN PREMIERE

    Audience Award – Best Short – The Wild Geese (directed by Ailbhe Fitzpatrick)

    Programmed in association with Eat My Shorts, a strong collection of seven shorts includes Wandering Rocks, which unlocks the life on a discarded cassette; Still Can’t Hear Her Mouth,... Read More

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  • STF: GETTING PLACES IN FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

    IFI STRANGER THAN FICTION SPECIAL EVENTS 

    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BORD SCANNÁN NA hÉIREANN/IRISH FILM BOARD

    Featuring producers and directors who have had success with both short and feature documentaries, including Aoife Kelleher and Rachel Lysaght (the makers of recent Galway Film Fleadh hit One Million Dubliners) and... Read More

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  • STF: HOW TO MAKE A WINNING DOCUMENTARY SHORT

    IFI STRANGER THAN FICTION SPECIAL EVENTS 

    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BORD SCANNÁN NA hÉIREANN/IRISH FILM BOARD

    In recent years, Irish Short Documentaries have screened at major festivals across the world and brought home many international awards. In this panel, successful short documentary makers – including Ciaran Cassidy (Last Days... Read More

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  • STF: IT CAME FROM CONNEMARA!!

    DUBLIN PREMIERE

    There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Brian Reddin.

    This is the incongruous tale of when legendary Hollywood B-movie producer (of films like Swamp Women) Roger Corman created a studio in Connemara in the mid-1990s.

    In five years here he produced close to... Read More

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  • STF: LIFE ITSELF

    IRISH PREMIERE

    The latest film from award-winning Hoop Dreams helmer, Steve James, is an affectionate and moving portrayal of the life and death of arguably America’s best-known film critic, Roger Ebert.

    Life Itself, based to some extent on the auto-biography of the same name, takes a candid... Read More

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  • STF: LOVE IS ALL

    There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Kim Longinotto.

    IRISH PREMIERE

    Love is All takes us on a journey through the 20th century, exploring love and courtship on screen in a century of unprecedented social upheaval.

    From the very first kisses ever caught on... Read More

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  • STF: NIGHT WILL FALL

    IRISH PREMIERE

    There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Andre Singer.

    In 1945, the Allies had the novel idea of training soldiers to film the liberation of Europe. What these fledgling cameramen found was both shocking and powerful as they travelled alongside forces... Read More

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  • STF: REALITY BITES DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

    WORLD PREMIERE

    Jury’s Award – Best Short – Bloody Good Headline (directed by Tom Burke and Paul Quinn)

    Many shorts from the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board scheme, Reality Bites, have gone on to play at major festivals and win international... Read More

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  • STF: SHOWRUNNERS

    WORLD PREMIERE

    Director Des Doyle will be interviewed by Newstalk’s Philip Molloy following this screening.

    This film lifts the lid on the fascinating world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative teams that combine to make some of the leading series on TV. These... Read More

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  • STF: WE ARE MANY

    IRISH PREMIERE

    There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Amir Amirani.

    Premiering to standing ovations at the prestigious Sheffield DocFest, We Are Many was the breakout hit of the festival.

    It uses the biggest ever protest mobilisation, the anti-Iraq-War marches of February 2003, as a... Read More

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  • STF: WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER

    IRISH PREMIERE

    Whitey is a part courtroom drama and part telling exposé of the murky world where undercover FBI agents meet high-level criminals.

    Gaining impressive access to lawyers, investigators, victims and gangsters, Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger uses famous Irish-American criminal ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s recent trial as an opportunity to... Read More

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  • THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

    IFI CLASSIC

    Widely considered to be the first true horror film ever made, the innovative Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was hugely influential on the German expressionist movement of the 1920s. It tells in flashback of the visit to a carnival... Read More

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  • THE CRITICAL TAKE: (FREE FILM CLUB SEPT 2014)

    Join our panel for The Critical Take on September 23rd (18.30) to discuss the re-issue of Fritz Lang’s extraordinary M from 1931, seminal documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley (closing September 18th) and Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s In Order of Disappearance... Read More

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  • TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

    This film closes on Thursday, September 18th.

    After suffering a breakdown that has seen her take time off from her job, Sandra has returned to work at a solar panel plant. Yet her employers have realised that they can be... Read More

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  • WATERMARK

    With a truly staggering opening scene shot at the colossal Xiluodu Dam in southwest China, Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s documentary instantly captures the prodigious force of water. The focus then shifts to give way to a new setting where,... Read More

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

    Wild Strawberries is our bimonthly film club for over 55s.

    While the characters of Charles Dickens’ novels are very familiar to us, less is known of his private life and secret affair with young actress Nelly Ternan. Ralph Fiennes directs... Read More

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